This week, in a random act of honesty, California’s Secretary of Health and Human Services made a shocking admission that won’t really alleviate the concerns of citizens who believe the never-ending draconian coronavirus lockdown restrictions have gone too far.
On Tuesday, while giving an update on the virus in California, HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly conceded that policies banning restaurants from being able to service outdoor dining are not based on silly things like evidence that it’s not safe to do so. No, the policy is actually about incentivizing people to stay home and “not a comment on the relative safety of outdoor dining,” according to Reason magazine.
“The decision to include, among other sectors, outdoor dining and limiting that, turning to restaurants to deliver and provide takeout options instead, really has to do with the goal of trying to keep people at home,” he explained.
That is an incredible admission, especially to the thousands of restaurant owners who are desperately trying to stay afloat during the Nazi-like oppression they call health restrictions. So, the government of California is telling restaurant business owners, as well as everyone else, that the lockdown restrictions on their businesses are actually not about it being done for your health and safety because a restaurant is an unsafe environment, but rather to try to nudge people into staying home. The progressives running the state do not believe their citizens are irrational thinking adults who can make up their own minds about their own health and safety. And all of this in the face of a virus that has a 99% survival rate.
Ghaly previously said, “We have worked hard with that industry to create safer ways for outdoor dining to happen.”
We reported last week on an LA restaurant owner who called out the hypocrisy of the Gavin Newsom administration when her restaurant’s outdoor dining was shut down for CO_VID-19 and less than 50 feet away Hollywood had gotten pass by the administration to set up tents for their own outdoor dining. This after the restaurant owner spent $80,000 to comply with Health Department regulations for COVID-19. So, the restaurant spent all that money pawn the guidelines of a phony argument by the state?
Where are the lawyers on this one? Why is no one suing the administration for destroying peoples businesses? If they are, are we not hearing about it because of Fake News censorship?
The state encouraged restaurants to adopt safety precautions like “keeping tables farther apart,” or “ensuring masking happens as much as possible” to reduce the risk of viral transmission.
“All of those factors make sectors like outdoor dining lower risk,” Ghaly continued. “But right now, with the levels of transmission that we’re seeing, we advise against anything that you can do in another way, in a lower-risk way, that avoids you either leaving your home or…leaving your home in a way that…cause[s] you to mix with others.” That is unless you’re the governor or some other person of powerful influence who wants to eat out at a fancy French restaurant. SMH
The California governor last week imposed a new regional lockdown order that splits the state up into give different regions. It goes into effect when a region’s remaining hospital ICU capacity drops below 15 percent. On top of that he mandated that people stay at home and limit the number of people who attend any type of gathering. Also in the order was the state determining businesses as “nonessential” would close and restaurants only serve delivery or takeout. How can government tell a business owner they and their families are not essential? It’s tyrannical, and yet indoor and outdoor dining in now verboten in zee state. SIEG HEIL!
This is the problem with progressive governments. They have no care in the world about the real consequences they impose on real people like business owners and their employees who are ordered by the almighty state to not provide their services. And that means they can’t create a living for themselves and their families, but not to worry, the almighty state will give them a stimulus check, which will be too small to handle their bills, and in the end will cost them greatly in higher taxes to cover the cost of not just their stimulus money, but for everyone else’s as well.
This is an Orwellian nightmare. It is the first time in history that the government is forcing HEALTHY PEOPLE to be locked down. And it’s all a scam, otherwise why would we be hearing from government leaders that the lockdowns, social distancing and wearing of masks will still be in place for people even after they receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
According to one survey done by the National Restaurant Association – that an ironic abbreviation – since the coronavirus pandemic began, one out of six restaurants across the county have been forced to close their doors permanently.
A whopping 1.3 million Americans can’t pay their rent thanks to the lockdowns, which haven’t worked. In fact, epidemiologists say that lockdowns make things much worse. Forbes showed that $7.2 billion in unpaid rent has piled up. That means the business owners who rent out properties are being harmed economically as well.
I hope the people needlessly harmed by the dictators in charge get to sue the pants off of them when the truth finally comes out that their draconian measures were all useless. According to the science, masks and lockdowns have not worked, but I believe the goal of government measures has been to beat the Orange Man in the 2020 election and now to prepare Americans for the global reset where their lives will resemble an Ayn Rand dystopian novel.
But not to worry, because I can pretty much guarantee you that Gavin Newsom and his family will have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Doesn’t that make you feel good?
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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